The Encyclopedia of Cannibal Movies



Below are a list of movies that are in production, pre-production, or rumored to be in some form of production at some time. Many of them have been "coming attractions" for several years and will likely never be finished or, indeed, ever really started. If and when these movies are actually released they will be moved to the main section.


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A planned anthology project which will combine short subjects done by different groups. Already on tap are Gary Miller's "Beauty Pageant" and Black Rose's "Jungle Drums." Production problems have pretty much killed this project, so don't expect to ever actually see it.



Tony Sinclair

Despite the description in the "Scream Queens" special edition of "High Society" magazine, This shot-on-video movie is about a family of cannibals who run a costume shop. Their crazy son, junior, thinks he's leatherface from "Texas Chainsaw Massacre." Lot's of pretty girls get cut up and cooked. Made by Tony Sinclair of Sinclair Blue Productions (which normally makes borderline porno tickle-fetish videotapes), this project was never completed, but may still be released sometime.


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Possibly a working title, there is little information about this other than being listed as being in pre-production. It is, in fact, one of two movies listed as in production under this title, with the second possibly being a planned sequel to the first.



Relevant Films, Scorched Earth Entertainment 2009 (remake)

A proposed remake of the 1980 Ruggero Deodato classic. It is listed as "pre-production", whch means that nothing is concrete yet, but despite this it is already causing controversy. Fans of the original feel that a "Hollywood" version of the film will ruin the original's iconoclastic reputation. One of the producers also worked on the 2005 remake of "The Amityville Horror" which was criticised for being a bland watering down of the original.



aka Cannibal Metropolitiana, Cannibal

Ruggero Deodato 2009 (Italy)

There have been a lot of movies that have called themselves "Cannibal Holocaust 2" but none of them were officially a sequel to the Ruggero Deodato classic of gory Italian Cannibal Cinema. Deodato has long been talking about doing CH2, but now it appears as though he is going to fulfill his promise. Deodato has confirmed that he will direct Cannibal Metropolitiana for a planned 2009 release. This one seems to be going through a lot of title changes, but the basic premise is that in this one rather than civilization invading the cannibals domain, the cannibals invade civilization. Kind of a "Cannibals in the City". I got dibs on Charlotte.

Breaking News: Production has been cancelled on this film. The exact reasons are unclear, but this looks like another one that will never happen.



A major Hollywood movie said to be in production but which has not seemed to have materialized. It purportedly was to be based in the book of the same name by David Madsen. No other real information on it. Given that both "Ravenous" and "The 13th Warrior" (which were it's contemporaries on the production charts) never delivered at the box office as hoped, this one will likely be confined to production limbo. If "Hannibal Rising" is a hit, this may resurface.



Russell Deane

Based on the book "A Cookbook for Cannibals" by "Chef Sal Monella," this promises to be a "sexy and satirical account of mankind's oldest and ultimate taboo." Only the "Jungle Drums" short was ever produced and it seems unlikely that any more of it will ever be done. But, then again, you never know.


Filip Halo (Germany)

* Based on the works of Dolcett, this movie is about Carmilla, an underground porn producer that sells custom videos of gruesome rituals on the dark web to wealthy men who don't ask questions. Vadim, one of these men is a fan of the artist Dolcett and is willing to pay a lot of money for a video with women being cooked and eaten. He teams with another producer of extreme pornography known as ScaRECraw, who becomes obsessed with how Carmilla and Dolcett are able to maintain their anonymity. Listed as in pre-production in Germany.


Synthetic Fur

Ravenous flesh-eating monsters from outer space attack a group of hunters in a remote wilderness in this horror indie being produced by North Carolina based Synthetic Fur. It's easier to take these pre-production rumors seriously when the films actually have a website. OK, so it's not precisely cannibals, but it is people-eating vore so it's close enough. Release TBD.


Mimi Cave, Fox Searchlight Pictures 2022

Scheduled for a March 2022 release, This film is about the horrors of modern dating. Daisy Edgar-Jones stars as Noa, a young women who discovers that her new boyfriend has some very unusual tastes. I think that we can assume from the hints dropped that her boyfriend is an Armie Hammer type, except that he's a real cannibal and plans to have her for dinner. Rated R for bloody images, bondage, language and nudity.

Killer Klowns 3D
Unofficial Poster for Return of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space in 3D


Stephen Ciodo, Chiodo Brothers Productions

The Chiodo brothers have been working on a sequel to Killer Klowns from Outer Space for quite some time. The plan is to produce a trilogy, but getting that second film out is the tricky part. Grant Kramer is on board for the sequel and the plan is to make it in 3D. I hope so. My TV is one of the last ones that has 3D capability. I love it, but there are so few movies that are actually available in 3D and this one would be a hoot. 3D or not, I hope that the Chiodos are able to get this one out there at some time in the relatively near future. 30 years is a long time to wait.



Another black comedy about a less than completely socially adjusted chef, who has a more than just romantic interest in beautiful women.



Supposedly a "holiday" horror film about cannibal elves and a vampire Santa. I'll believe it when I see it.



Xavier Gens

In (pre) production as of November 2007, the film's director describes it as, “a film about a group of shipwrecked guys on an island full of cannibals. It's totally over-the-top, but likely to be a lot of fun”. Probably not so much fun if it's just "a bunch of guys." After more than ten years there is still no new information on this, so I think it is safe to assume that this one will never be realized.